Hela in India

Joshua Project has identified the Hela only in India

Population

57,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey


Introduction / History

The Hela people of Uttar Pradesh are a landless people. Some are agricultural workers, but they are better known as scavengers, mat-weavers, and basket-weavers. In today’s world some are in business, trade, and services. Most live in urban areas, especially those that live in neighboring Madhya Pradesh.

Families negotiate who will marry whom. They marry their daughters at about age 16 and their sons between 29-22. The wedding is at the bride’s home, but they have a nuptial ceremony at the groom’s home. They allow for divorce for either party on the grounds of adultery, maladjustment, or cruelty. Women can generate income, and they are involved with rituals and religious matters.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Hela people are almost entirely Hindu. They worship all the Hindu deities and participate in all Hindu festivals. At Hela weddings, they worship family deities. Every family propitiates their own family and clan gods.


Prayer Points

Pray that they will give their entire devotion to Jesus Christ.



People Name General Hela
People Name in Country Hela
Population in India 57,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bhanti, Haler, Mehtar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Hela
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (48,000) Bhojpuri (6,600) Bagheli (1,200) Kanauji (700)
Awadhi (500) Bundeli (400) Garhwali (100) Chhattisgarhi (70)
Kumaoni (30) Haroti (30) Dhundari (Unknown) Urdu (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 48,000 Bhojpuri 6,600
Bagheli 1,200 Kanauji 700
Awadhi 500 Bundeli 400
Garhwali 100 Chhattisgarhi 70
Kumaoni 30 Haroti 30
Dhundari 10 Urdu 10
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.98%
Islam
0.02%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Photo Source: Michael E © Copyrighted Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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